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Noun: coronary bypass surgery
  1. Open-heart surgery in which the rib cage is opened and a section of a blood vessel is grafted from the aorta to the coronary artery to bypass the blocked section of the coronary artery and improve the blood supply to the heart
    - coronary bypass, coronary artery bypass graft, CABG

Derived forms: coronary bypass surgeries

Type of: open-heart surgery

Encyclopedia: Coronary bypass surgery